Checking out RePlace Orkney and the yarnwives

Close-up of the  knitted gatepost cosy at Wideford Hill 28 March 2013

Close-up of the knitted gatepost cosy at Wideford Hill 28 March 2013

It’s been great to have the chance to visit a number of the RePlace Orkney 2012 installation sites as winter turns to spring (we hope!).

As expected, exposure to the weather has meant some colour fading.  But it is remarkable how well the knitting is looking – wool is a great survivor. And thank you to everyone in the knitting team who made the work in the first place.

On the most recent page of the blog there is more of an update of the installations it’s been possible to visit during Hegasaer’s current visit to Orkney.

Hegasaer looking out from Wideford Hill 28 March 2013

Hegasaer looking out from Wideford Hill 28 March 2013

11 March 2013 – Women’s History Scotland 2013 Conference

I’m delighted to say that there will be a presentation on Hegasaer and RePlace Orkney at the Women’s History Scotland Annual Conference 2013. It seems really appropriate that the conference is taking place in Orkney this year (3 – 5 May at the Centre for Nordic Studies, Orkney College, Kirkwall).

It would be great to meet anyone with an interest in the work, either face to face or via the blog – see http://www.orkney.uhi.ac.uk/events/women2019s-history-scotland-2013-annual-conference-1 for information on the conference.

Hegasaer and at least one yarnwife will be attending, though possibly not the one below:

Yarnwife with part of her flock, North Ronaldsay May 2013

Yarnwife with part of her flock, North Ronaldsay May 2013